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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, police converging in one area in the urgent manhunt for suspects in an officer's murder. the search intensifying as the widow breaks her silence. also breaking overnight, a chaotic scene inside an airport. smoke-filled terminals, panicked passengers and thousands of people evacuated. new details just in. close call. an iphone with a smashed screen destroyed by a bullet. its owner saved the smartphone. and caught on camera, a pachyderm's power on full display. the elephant lifting a truck with people inside. well, good thursday morning. i'm reena ninan.
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>> and i'm phillip mena. let's get right to that breaking news. police north of chicago overnight on the trail of the suspects responsible for the death of an officer. after reports of suspicious circumstances, they were out in full force for hours searching areas less than ten miles from where lieutenant charles joseph gliniewicz was killed tuesday. despite the activity, a spokesman said the search was not linked to gliniewicz's death. >> as the sun was setting last night, hundreds gathered in fox lake, illinois, to honor gliniewicz. for the first time we heard from his widow who spoke emotionally while surrounded by their four sons. >> every night he came home to me. he was the most wonderful, caring and loving father to our boys. my world got a little bit smaller with his passing. he will truly be missed by all of us. >> blue and black balloons were released into the air.
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schools in the area are re-opening today. students being asked to wear blue and black to honor gliniewicz. well, more breaking news overnight. a frightening scene at the main airport in moscow. >> 3,000 people were evacuated from the airport because of a fire. heavy smoke filled the terminal after the fire broke out near the baggage area. it's believed to have been started by an electrical short and was quickly brought under control. about 40 departing flights were delayed. also overnight, a show of military muscle in beijing to celebrate the end of world war ii 70 years ago. china's leader promising to reduce the size of the army by 300,000 soldiers. also, new developments in the growing humanitarian crisis in europe. people fleeing africa and the middle east by the thousands risking their lives in search of a better life. at least 12 syrians drowned off turkey yesterday when their boat sank on the way to greece. the body of a young boy among those washing ashore. 350,000 people have crossed into
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europe illegally this year alone. 2300 of them have died on the way. here at home the kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue any marriage licenses since the supreme court legalized same-sex marriage is in court today. kim davis faces contempt of court charges for refusing to obey a federal judge's order. more from abc's bazi kanani. >> obey the law. >> reporter: the protests are growing at the rowan county clerk's office, police now there to keep order. today the clerk at the center of it all will face a federal judge because of this. >> we are here to get our marriage license. >> so presently we are not issuing marriage license, pending an appeal to the system. >> reporter: again and again kim davis turning away gay couples refusing to issue any marriage licenses after the supreme court's june 26th ruling in support of same-sex marriage. >> under whose authority are you not issuing licenses? >> under god's authority. >> i respect religion. i respect people, people's faith, okay, but this is a civil
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institution. >> reporter: the battle in this small town in the national spotlight after one of the rejected couples posted this video of their denial online. now viewed more than 1.8 million times. >> i'm willing to face my consequences as you all will face your consequences when it comes time for judgment. >> we don't have consequences. i don't believe -- >> plain and simple. >> not everyone believes what you believe. >> not everybody believes what you believe >> that's your choice. >> if we go to another county then we're saying it's okay to discriminate against us. >> yes. >> and we can't do that. >> reporter: david more and david ermold say they will not give up, but kim davis insists she will not give in. in a statement calling it a heaven or hell decision. >> father, we just pray lord -- >> reporter: her supporters praying and promising to stand by her as she faces fines and possible jail time for disobeying the nation's law. bazi kanani, abc news, washington. in colorado the military is looking into the crash of a black hawk helicopter.
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it went down in a dense, remote forest near denver. all four soldiers on board were treated for nonlife-threatening injuries. two remain hospitalized. the incident happened during a routine training mission. it could take up to a week to recover the helicopter from where it went down. a high-level meeting later today here in new york between donald trump and the head of the republican national committee. the rnc trying to get trump to agree not to run as a third party candidate. this as trump has stepped up his personal attacks on jeb bush. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: after jeb bush hit donald trump in english and in spanish -- [ speaking spanish ] >> or blah, blah, blah. >> reporter: -- trump slammed bush for speaking spanish telling the conservative, he's a nice man but he hould really set the example by speaking english while in the united states. spanish, by the way, is the native language of jeb bush's wife, columba, and
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more than 37 million other americans. his campaign manager, danny diaz tweeted, "donald trump against spanish. says reagan is not a conservative, looks like a one-man mission to kill the gop." even bush's son jeb jr. has joined the fray via twitter tweeting "can't wait for this summer reality tv show to be over." jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. well, speculation continues to swirl around the presidential aspirations of joe biden. the vice president looking a lot like a candidate during a visit to florida. one source close to him telling abc news it now seems more likely than not biden will run. of course, that means going up against his close friend and former colleague hillary clinton. well, you can call it a major foreign policy victory for president obama. that's what it's looking like. maryland senator barbara mikulski has announced her support of the iran nuclear agreement. that means there are now 34 votes for the accord meaning the president's expected veto of a republican vote to block it cannot be overridden.
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president obama is on his way home after a three-day visit to alaska. and while he was in the arctic circle, the white house announced actions to understand and lessen the effects of climate change. the president used the slowly sinking town where he was speaking to show the effects of warmer temperatures. he said that if another country were threatening the town, americans would rush to help. the president saw another mishap of sorts yesterday while visiting a fishing village. a salmon began spawning on his shoes. he then picked it up and showed it to reporters, but he made it clear that he had not caught it. he said he didn't want anyone accusing him of telling a fish story. and during a visit to a school, the president watched a cultural performance by the students and then surprised them by joining in on the last dance. he told them he had been practicing, and by the looks of it, he had. >> he seems to be in step with the kids there. >> look at that. >> not bad. well, still ahead, exposing
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your home and your children to danger. the new concern this morning about hacked baby monitors. and caught on camera, joyride. a driver gets his car back from a mechanic and couldn't believe what he spotted on the dash cam. plus, saved by a smartphone, the iphone that stopped a speeding bullet.
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who use internet seconded baby monitors. a security company found that nine popular models were vulnerable to cyberattack. it makes it possible for hackers to change the camera settings, access stored videos and monitor live feeds. the company says to make monitors more secure, never connect the devices to public wi-fi or use cellular data and just in case, always unplug the machines when not in use. global markets showing signs of recovery overnight. asian markets trading mostly higher and stocks up in europe early on. all this follows a rebound on wall street. the dow adding 293 points yesterday. nasdaq climbing nearly 114. the s&p 500 up 35. the momentum was helped by a report showing american businesses added jobs at a steady pace last month. the government releases its august jobs report tomorrow. and taco bell is going naked by replacing the taco shell with fried chicken. it calls the new menu item the naked crispy chicken taco.
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inside the breaded chicken are lettuce, tomato, cheese and an avocado ranch sauce. and no need for meat because you're holding it. so far it's only available at two taco bell locations and they are in central california. >> you know i have to ask when the fried tofu out? >> not for awhile. when we come back, a poisonous snake on the loose. where did the king cobra come from? >> and grand slam, a tennis player taking her frustrations out on her racket.
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ask your doctor about it by name. hundreds of people attended a ceremony yesterday at pearl harbor marking the end of world war ii. it was held aboard "the mighty mo," the "uss missouri" where the japanese surrender was signed. it's now a memorial and museum. attending yesterday were some of the sailors serving aboard the "missouri" on that day in 1945. now for a look at morning road conditions, a wet and windy commute in the northwest. drivers could face flash floods and dust storms in the southwest. a slick ride along coastal texas. wet at times from new orleans to orlando. periods of flooding from chicago into detroit. and if you are flying, it should be easy going. weather-related airport delays are only expected in phoenix. a doctor is on trial in california charged with murder. >> lisa tseng is charged with three counts of second degree murder for prescribing powerful drugs to three men who overdosed.
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prosecutors say she should have seen the warning signs of drug-seeking behavior. defense attorneys say the two men took the drugs far in excess of their prescription and sometimes combined them with alcohol. the doctor could face life in prison if convicted. a new video raises questions about the so-called hands up shooting in texas. in the first video gilbert flores appears to have his airports raised in the air before deputies shot and killed him. but a second video shows something, possibly a knife, in the suspect's hand. that video has not been made public. during the incident a dispatcher suggested flores wanted to die. court records show flores asked police to kill him during an arrest in 1999. next a crazy scene at a gas station in washington state. the owner went inside but left his car running. a would-be thief jumped in, so the owner got into the passenger seat, and they fought as the car started rolling. they wound up out of the car and onto the ground.
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the suspect was held down until police arrived. he's now facing several charges. a california college student was saved by his iphone literally. it stopped a bullet during an armed robbery at an apartment complex near campus. the phone was in his pants. it doesn't appear this iphone will be making any calls, but amazingly that student was unharmed. >> and i looked at his jeans. it was tore open, and he showed me the phone. the bullet was very clear on the phone, destroyed it and the phone was broken into pieces. >> the robber ran away with the student's laptop and has not been caught. and according to the victim's roommate, the man is so upset that he's now left the area and withdrawn from all his classes. well, a huge poisonous snake lands on the loose this morning after escaping in orlando. the owner of a king cobra like this one reported it missing yesterday afternoon. the snake is about eight feet long and so venomous, one bite can kill an elephant. wildlife officials are
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canvassing the area. it's near an elementary school and are hoping to find the cobra before anyone gets hurt. that is terrifying. >> yikes. all right, attention, college football fans, the long wait is over. it's been 234 days, not that anyone is counting, since january's national title game, and now a new season begins tonight. >> but first some baseball highlights from espn. good morning. welcome to our "sportscenter" set here in los angeles. clayton kershaw, what a performance for him, 15 strikeouts in a 2-1 win over the giants. >> hey, who is that swinger? carlos beltran, second inning, yankees up 6-1 off ryan cook. his 14th. we got a home run counter going. we'll pick it up at 3. you're going to have to trust me on this one. stephen drew, bird and murphy hit one and two if you want to check the box score. stephen drew used to live here at fenway, then they let him go so that had to feel real good for him. didi gregorius.
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jackie brady says, i got it, i got it, i ain't got it. five home runs in the game and they win, 13-8. mets taking on the phillies. let's pick this up top of the fifth. phillies with runners on second and third. mets already up 6-0 and roughed up the youngster aaron nola. erik kratz with a double. phillies cut into the lead. it's 6-2 at that point. let's move ahead. top of the seventh. >> we move ahead now to the seventh inning. >> mets up, 7-3. bases empty but darnell sweeney thinks this would be a good time. third home run of the season cuts it to 7-4. matt harvey, 6 1/3, nine get him out of there. cespedes, he's got an arm sleeve that looks like a highlighter and he's got a highlight. his 28th of the season. tenth with the mets. mets win it, 9-4. we're out. back to you. >> you know, after the show i always watch u.s. open highlights from the night before. serena williams into her third round.
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it's her pursuit of a single season grand slam still alive. but here's the best moment from yesterday. >> this is coco vandeweghe going nuts on her racket after falling way behind in her second round match. and vandeweghe acknowledges the crowd and then slams the racket one more time. >> i love this. vandeweghe eventually lost and afterwards she said, "i definitely had a lot of nervous energy, pent-up frustration and i let it rip." >> the racket has learned its lesson. it will never mess her up again, never. >> oh, boy. coming up next in "the pulse," elephant rampage. this massive animal charging a truck. and a governor photobombed. ? it's you! it's me? alright emma, i know it's not your favorite but it's time for your medicine, okay? you ready? one, two, three. [ both ] ♪ emma, emma bo-bemma ♪ banana-fana-fo-femma ♪ fee-fi-fo-femma ♪ em-ma
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starting with a pachyderm packing a punch. it shows an african bull elephant charging a truck last month in zimbabwe. >> he knocks it around with ease and nearly injures a passenger and the elephant also used his tusks to puncture a tire and the side of the truck then having proved his point, whatever that was, he walks away as if nothing happened. why did the chicken cross the road? >> no clue. >> to create a traffic fowl-up. >> oh. >> get it? >> bah-dum-bum. >> there you go. the california highway patrol was all atwitter about this felonious fowl at the bay bridge toll plaza during rush hour, definitely a free range chicken. >> it apparently created a real flap until it was arrested and put in the back of a patrol car just like any other bird-brained criminal. last we heard it was on the way to a veterinarian. hopefully not someone's dinner table and i wonder if he was a little remorseful. it was definitely a he, not a she. >> there you go. looks like a total thug
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back there. next up, a beluga whale that clearly loves a crowd. take a look at juno photobombing governor dan malloy. >> the governor was there talking about tourism in the state, but juno was truly the star of the whole show. >> no one actually bothered to tell the governor about the distraction until he was 13 minutes into his 15-minute session. i wonder if he was upset about that. would you like to be told that someone is photobombing your press conference? >> it might have gist tracked him but, see, at least this way he feels like everybody was paying attention. he went through his speech confidently. wouldn't you rather stare at that beautiful animal instead of -- >> i'd like to know. by the way, this happened at the mystic aquarium. wonderful place to go. all right, a woman in tennessee has good reason to think twice before leaving her car windows down again. >> kathy gafford returned to her car to catch a pair of thieves red-handed. check out the bear in the driver's seat holding gaffe ford's purse in her mouth.
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live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. >> good morning at 4:28 on thursday. i am kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. we will look at weather and traffic starting with weather with meteorologist mike nicco. >> good morning, guys on friday eve. we will look at our roof camera. you can see the winds are blowing. they are bringing dry air in. we do not have much cloud cover this morning. we have winds at 20 miles per hour at sfo and 13 at oakland and napa and 15 at fairfield. we go from 7:00 p.m. for 7:00 this evening it is cooler today than yesterday, 52 to 60 now through 7:00 and 64 at coast. 14 inland and 64 to barely 80
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inland by 4:00. grab a coat. a light one. 62 to 72. we find out about the traffic. >> bay bridge toll plaza, no chickens hog to "foul" up the commute contract east bay to san francisco. we do have cars waiting to pay to head into san francisco. in san jose, 87 near julian street, it could not be more empty. unfortunately, in clayton, we have a road closing because of the fatal accident east of morgan territory road a sig-alert is in effect until further notice. >> thank you. it is 4:29. we have breaking news into the newsroom, a marine has been killed and nine hurt when the helicopter made a heartlanding in north carolina at camp
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lejeune. we will bring you detass they come in and follow us on twitter@abc7newsbayarea. >> this morning, caltrain will test out new electronic signs to install on interstate 880 to give drivers information and keep track of traffic flow. amy? >> you can see the signs, they are not lit up or working yet but they are over interstate 80 in emeryville at the powell street exit where the signs look to be ready. we have a look at what you will see when they light up, video of caltran testing the signs first, smart signs that make the commute safer and more efficient with real time information on traffic conditions. if there is a wreck ahead, it will tell you and help you make informed decisions on your speed and lane. they are


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